The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is warning the largest tech companies about enacting restrictive tap-to-pay policies. The CFPB cited Apple’s proprietary tap-to-pay offering, which bans banks and other third-party payment apps from accessing the option on its iOS devices. The policy could reduce consumer choice and complicate efforts to create a more complete open banking system, according to the agency.
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Students face risks when they enter into agreements with colleges to spread the upfront cost of their tuition into a series of interest-free loan payments, according to a Sept. 14 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau report.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reached a proposed $2.7 billion settlement with a group of corporate entities which operate the two largest credit repair companies in the country, Lexington Law and CreditRepair.com.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sued high-cost installment lender Heights Finance Holding, formerly Southern Management, for alleged illegal loan-churning practices that harvested hundreds of millions in fees.
Employer-driven debt is keeping employees from leaving for better-paying positions and leaving them beholden to a separate lender, according to a recent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau report.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed a federal lawsuit alleging that auto loan company USASF Servicing incorrectly disabled at least 7,500 vehicles and failed to return millions of dollars in customer refunds.